It is a new step for HSBC in Luxembourg as the bank is moving from its premises in the station area, to the Cloche d'Or building run by the International Workplace Group (IWG), Spaces Gasperich.
This choice was motivated "by the desire to occupy a more environmentally friendly and socially sustainable building", and by the results of an internal survey which showed that the Cloche d'Or corresponded well to the needs of the bank's employees in relation to their commuting.
HSBC will occupy more than 2,000m2, i.e. 75% of the new building designed by Fabeck Architects,, which meets BREEAM certification of excellence standard.
For its interior design, the bank favours recycled materials and furniture recovered from other HSBC offices. The spaces are developed with a collaborative approach, with offices, relaxation areas and common areas designed to encourage links between employees.
All this is reflected in the signing of a 'green lease' between HSBC and IWG, the duration of which remains confidential, but which includes an arrangement offering flexibility in the amount of space occupied. The bank is planning to use the new premises for several years.
However, it will be necessary for employees to coordinate well to find a place in their future offices, as there are currently fewer places than employees. The move is due to take place in autumn 2022, as HSBC is terminating its old lease early, but with the agreement of the landlord. These premises on the Boulevard d'Avranches will now be occupied by the CFL teams who need new offices to free up the tower building on the Place de la Gare which is about to be renovated and transformed.
This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.